Tribes reintroducing bison, Domestication of cats, IRS funding

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A bison runs in the snow
In this Feb. 12, 2011 file photo a bison from Yellowstone National Park walks through the snow. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo

A Menominee leader about the tribes efforts to reintroduce a bison population. Then, we learn more about new research into how cats first became domesticated thousands of years ago. Later, we talk to a researcher about the Biden administration’s expanded IRS funding and why House Republicans want to rescind it.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin tribes reintroducing bison, maintaining population

    The Menominee Nation received 10 bison to reintroduce to their reservation and grow the population. We talk to one of the organizers of the efforts about the importance of bison to the tribes and the state.

  • How cats became pets — about 10 thousand years in the past

    We talk to a researcher whose work has helped to determine the first time humans domesticated cats — about 10 thousand years ago.

  • Why House Republicans voted to rescind IRS funding

    As their first order of business after electing a speaker, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to rescind tens of billions of dollars of funding for the IRS. We talk about the original sum of funding and its intended purpose, and how the agency could falter if further defending efforts succeed.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Anahkwet (Guy Reiter) Guest
  • Dr. Leslie Lyons Guest
  • Steven Rosenthal Guest

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